7.34

Chapter: Maneuvering 7.34
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Translation:

Do not pursue an enemy who simulates flight; do not attack soldiers whose temper is keen.

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Commentary

When the enemy runs away unexpectedly or shows a weaker force than expected, beware of chasing them as they run as they may well be leading you into an ambush.

Soldiers whose tempers are aroused go into a ‘berserker’ mode and lose all fear. While they may make mistakes in this unthinking mode, they will be faster and stronger than usual.